Category Archive: Books & Media

History Book Club

Wednesday July 15, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Our selection this month is The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington by Jennet Conant.

Conant tells the story of young writer Roald Dahl who is assigned by His Majesty’s Government to Washington, D.C. as a diplomat to gather intelligence about America’s isolationist circles. In the course of his “spying,” he meets or works closely with David Ogilvy, Ian Fleming, and the great spymaster William Stephenson (aka Intrepid).

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Evening Book Group

Tuesday June 23, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM

Please join us for a discussion of the true story Unbroken:a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.

Relates the story of the U.S. airman and Olymplic track star Louis Zamperini, who survived when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II, spent forty-seven days adrift in the ocean before being rescued by the Japanese Navy, and was held as a prisoner until the end of the war.

Newcomers welcome. Copies available at the Circulation Desk.

History Book Club

Wednesday June 17, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM
Our selection this month is In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larsen.

The Dodd family moves to Berlin when William Dodd is appointed ambassador to Berlin. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times in 1933 Berlin, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Goring and the unexpectedly charming–yet wholly sinister–Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity.

Location: Keyes Meeting Room. Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.

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